Jedburgh AbbeyJedburgh Category Museums & Galleries
Ravaged by time and warfare, Jedburgh Abbey remains one of the country's most spectacular ancient monuments.
It was founded as a priory in 1138 by King David I who intended to prove to Scots and English alike that he could create buildings on a magnificent scale, even on the fringes of his realm.
Now in the care of Historic Scotland, the abbey is one of the most impressive attractions for visitors to the Borders. Standing high on the left bank of the Jed Water, it has endured a turbulent 900 year history.
Among the items on display are the beautiful Jedburgh Comb, beautifully carved in ivory and dating to around 1100, and a series of early Christian carved stones.
Free car parking is available, there is also a picnic area and facilities for disabled visitors.